The New Wave communications mainei (NWC) started as a small, informal group of friends in the late 1990s.
In 2000, they moved to Oslo to be closer to each other, and became one of the biggest Norwegian bands.
Today, the NWC is a multinational network of independent bands, including bands like Autechre, the Pigeons, and the Lighthouse.
It was founded by singer-songwriter Jonas Berg and guitarist Johan Persson, who began working on their debut album, The New World, in 2009.
The NWC has always been a group of self-directed musicians and their ability to keep it all under wraps is a hallmark of their music.
They’ve managed to keep their songs secret from the world at large, despite releasing dozens of singles.
“We keep everything to ourselves.
We’re not allowed to talk about ourselves,” said Persson.
“But we can’t be too quiet about it.”
For Persson and Berg, the secrecy was essential to the music.
“When we were making it, it felt like a new world, so we wanted to tell it like we were telling it,” said Berg.
“It was more about us being the characters of the story and making the music as we were.”
Berg and Persson are currently in the middle of writing a new record.
It’s a collaboration between them and Auteche, and is set to be released in the spring of 2019.
“The album is an exploration of how we’ve found ourselves, as a band, as individuals, in our lives,” said Autechal.
“What’s exciting about it is how it has been able to be so intimate, so personal, so intimate for so long.
The story itself is really beautiful.”
The New Wave is also one of many bands with an album release in 2019.
The band will release its sophomore album, a collaboration with former member and longtime collaborator Nick Land, later that year.
And Persson says that when they finally announce the release date for their next album, it’s only a matter of time before fans are treated to a new track from the New World.
“For me, there’s something in that that’s new and different,” said Pelesson.
“It’s really important to be able to keep that secret, to not let anything out.”
The band has kept a relatively low profile over the past decade.
When it was founded in 2009, the band had just four members, and all had previous experience with mainstream rock bands.
But by the time the band went on hiatus in 2014, the members had grown in stature, and Pelesons and Berg began playing gigs around the world, including in Europe.
“I think in the last few years, there has been a shift in how we approach music,” said Anders Jonsson, the former frontman of the Norwegian metalcore band, The Lighthouse, who joined the NWL in 2014.
“In Norway, the way bands were formed was a very structured, controlled, controlled way.
There’s a lot more freedom, a lot less interference, and a lot fewer barriers.
Now we are seeing more bands with a lot of independent members who don’t have the same relationship to each one of us.”
The NWL has become an important part of the group’s evolution.
“There’s a really interesting dynamic happening right now in Norway,” said Jonssons.
“With the band being so small, the only way you can really communicate with one another is through music.”
“The NWCL is a huge part of our career,” added Persson of his role in creating the band’s music.
And with the release of their next record, they hope to reach a larger audience.
“Our goal with the NWCL was to make a record that we were proud of,” said the band leader.
“And it is an accomplishment to be honest with you.
It is a record we are very proud of.”